White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement on the suspension of CNN’s Jim Acosta after his abhorrent behavior during a press conference today. Acosta’s press pass was pulled “until further note”. It’s about time this grandstanding attention wh*re was punished for his disrespect of everyone around him including his colleagues. See our previous report below for video of Acosta’s bad behavior.
STATEMENT FROM SARAH SANDERS:
President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.
This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.
Contrary to CNN’s assertions there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration
As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON JIM ACOSTA’S BEHAVIOR TODAY AND VIDEO OF HIS PRESS PASS BEING TAKEN AT THE WHITE HOUSE GATE:
CNN’s Jim Acosta just had his “hard pass” taken by the White House so he is not welcome there. he tweeted out a sideways video of being rejected at the White House entrance:
The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up) pic.twitter.com/juQeuj3B9R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
After the stunt he pulled today, it’s no wonder they pulled his pass. If you haven’t heard, just check out the video below. Acosta got into a push-pull with a White House employee of a mic. It was embarrassing but Acosta loved the attention…
President Trump held a press conference today with the media asking just about everything under the sun. Our president was a champ and handled the press so well.
President Trump responded to CNN’s Jim Acosta with a total rebuke of CNN’s fake news. Trump answered question about the caravan and didn’t want any more from him. “That’s enough, Put down the mike,” Trump told Acosta. “You are a rude, terrible person,” the pres said, adding, “the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible.”
Jim Acosta is a joke and CNN should be ashamed of themselves. pic.twitter.com/IphIU7PvCO
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) November 7, 2018
Acosta refused to give up the mic. He’s working for his day in the news by acting like a jerk. A longer version below:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018
Acosta should have his WHPC credentials pulled. His grandstanding is disrespectful to other journalists in the room. He takes way too much time when he’s asking questions and tries to create drama so he can get his mug on the nightly news. The ungentlemanly way he wouldn’t let the woman take the mic was unbelievably rude. Would he have done that to a male trying to take the mic from him? We’re sure the feminists will ignore this moment.